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''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'' is the final installment in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series, following on from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. It was originally released DirectToVideo on August 13, 1996.

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''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'' is the final installment in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' series, following on from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. It was originally released DirectToVideo on August 13, 1996.


* LimitedWardrobe: Finally averted, over the last few films and an entire TV show both Aladdin and Jasmine are shown in outfits other than "ratty street rat" clothes and the blue princess outfit. Aladdin appears in his first scene wearing clothing similar to his street rat design, though there are no torn patches and the coat is lined with gold fabric. For most of the film he wears more fashionable and regal clothing, and in fact [[FromDressToDressing tears off a sleeve]] to wrap the Hand of Midas so he wouldn't make direct contact.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Finally averted, over the last few films and an entire TV show both Aladdin and Jasmine are shown in outfits other than "ratty street rat" clothes and the blue princess outfit. Aladdin appears in his first scene wearing clothing similar to his street rat design, though there are no torn patches and the patches, coat is lined with gold fabric. fabric, and he's actually wearing shoes. For most of the film he wears more fashionable and regal clothing, and in fact [[FromDressToDressing tears off a sleeve]] to wrap the Hand of Midas so he wouldn't make direct contact.contact.
** Even the Sultan has a different outfit in this movie (or at least a differently-colored one), and while Abu spends most of the time in his classic outfit, he dresses slightly fancier for the wedding. Only the Genie, Carpet and Iago ''don't'' get any kind of wardrobe update for this movie... and Iago and the Carpet don't wear clothes anyway, while the Genie of course can't go more than a few minutes without changing his look for a scene or two.

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* FinaleMovie: The film serves as the conclusion to Disney's take on ''Franchise/{{Aladdin}}'' by having him meet his father and finally marry Jasmine.


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''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'' is the final installment in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series, following on from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. It was originally released DirectToVideo on August 13, 1996.

Aladdin and Jasmine are finally about to get married. Everyone is overjoyed, but Aladdin is saddened by the fact that none of his family can be present, as his mother died when he was young and his father left the family. At the same time the gang of forty thieves is plotting to raid the ceremony and steal all the valuables. The thieves are fought off, after which the heroes discover that they were after a specific artifact containing an oracle spirit who will tell anyone the truth of a single question they ask her. Aladdin discovers that his father has long been trapped in the world of the forty thieves, and goes on a quest to find and rescue him.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion:
** In an attempt to cheer up Jasmine, Genie takes on the role of an [[Film/MrsDoubtfire elderly British nanny]].
** Initially, Cassim was supposed to be voiced by Creator/SeanConnery, in a film with similar themes to Connery's own ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' appearance, but was instead voiced by his co-star Creator/JohnRhysDavies.
** Sa'luk is [[spoiler: turned into a gold statue and frozen with both his hands raised in the air]]. This is similar to the typical pose that [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere]] is shown in, and both characters were voiced by Jerry Orbach.
* AesopAmnesia: Razoul, between this movie and the TV series. The series had several episodes that dealt with Razoul and Aladdin slowly overcoming their previous animosity and Razoul coming to accept the idea of Aladdin as the future Sultan, including "Mudder's Day", "The Return of Malcho" and "Destiny on Fire". This movie has Razoul back to hating Aladdin and resenting the idea of a street rat marrying the princess.
* AndThisIsFor: "''That'' was for ruining my wedding!" when Jasmine punches out one of the thieves.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: In the end Aladdin and Jasmine go off on their honeymoon while his father and Iago are seen RidingIntoTheSunset.
* AnimationBump: Particularly the opening and climax, which comes '''''very''''' close to rivaling the original in animation quality, and is several levels above that seen in ''The Return Of Jafar'' and the series.
* AntiVillain: Cassim, Aladdin's father and [[KingOfThieves King of the Forty Thieves.]] He has been stealing valuables for near on 20 years and obsessed with finding an ancient treasure, but he did it so he could provide for his wife and son. When he couldn't find his family anymore after returning, he became trapped in the criminal world as [[TrappedInVillainy he couldn't leave the gang without getting killed]] and it was all he had left. [[spoiler:He abandons his quest at the end and attends Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, albeit from the shadows.]]
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: One of the highlighted thieves in Cassim's band is a Mongol... ''who is also a master of kung fu!'' Obviously this isn't impossible, but there wasn't much room for hand-to-hand martial arts in military training under Genghis Khan and his successors, as you would expect from an army that did most of its fighting (even its swordplay) on horseback. Portraying the Mongol as an archer would have been more accurate, but long-range tactics don't seem to suit the Forty Thieves' style.
* AscendedFridgeHorror: In a FreezeFrameBonus, Aladdin gives his father a shocked look on seeing the BatmanGambit Cassim pulls to save Aladdin from Saluk; [[spoiler:tossing the Hand of Midas to Saluk, knowing that Saluk would catch it with his bare hands. Which means Aladdin figured out that Cassim willingly committed murder to save his son]].
* BadassCrew: The Forty Thieves. In the words of the palace guards, "They fight like demons!" "Worse than demons.....these are ''The Forty Thieves''!"
* BaitAndSwitchComment: This exchange when Genie learns Aladdin's father is the King of Thieves:
-->'''Genie:''' ''(Menacingly)'' If you're Al's dad, and the King of Thieves, then I just wanna know one thing.\\
'''Cassim:''' Yeah?\\
'''Genie:''' ''(Morphs into a french waiter)'' [[BrickJoke Will you be having the chicken or the sea bass?]]
* BadassBeard: Cassim, not that weird considering he is inspired by Sean Connery.
* BigBad: Cassim is in this role for the first part of the movie as the leader of the Forty Thieves, but after Aladdin introduces himself to his father he becomes more noble, and his authority is gradually usurped by Sa'luk who becomes the main bad guy.
* BigEntrance: The Thieves' arrival is heralded by a stampede.
* BittersweetEnding: Mostly in the sweet side. Aladdin and Jasmine are married. Iago leaves his friends in Agrabah to go with Cassim on adventures and Cassim (now freed from the Forty Thieves) now has a companion he can trust. The bitter part here is father-and-son aren't likely to see each other again, given how Cassim is a wanted fugitive in the city that his son is going to rule.
* BladeBrake: During his fight with Sa'luk, Aladdin is thrown over the side of a cliff, and uses his father's knife to coast to a small ledge. Sa'luk gives chase using his WolverineClaws.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Sa'luk is transformed, while screaming loudly, into a solid gold statue]].
* BookEnds: ''King of Thieves'' ends just like the first movie started, with the Peddler singing "Arabian Nights" (though a variant, not the original song).
* BrickJoke:
** "Will you be having the chicken or the sea bass?"
** Genie using Carpet as a tissue after TryingNotToCry (and failing at it) at the wedding. When Aladdin and Jasmine finally get married at the end, it looks like itís gonna happen again, only for Carpet to grab and handkerchief at the last second and hold it out to Genie.
** In reference to the first movie, Abu's got a sword to defend himself, but instead of running, he tosses it up to bring a chandelier down on some of the 40 thieves.
** Less joking, but during the wedding invasion, Sa'luk says that "Cassim said nothing about facing the powers of a genie!" before he leads the other thieves in escaping. Later, it's confirmed that Cassim didn't ''know'' about Genie, as he reacts with surprise when he finds out Aladdin knows one who was fixing up the palace for him.
* CaveMouth: Much like the Cave of Wonders from the original, there's a huge turtle whose mouth is like a cave.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: The's plot is Aladdin and his conflict with the Forty Thieves.
* ChekhovsGun: Cassim's NeverHurtAnInnocent creed ends up being used against him; Sa'Luk reminds the remaining thieves that, loyal or not, Cassim made them all "go soft" and they should return to their nasty roots.
* CompanyCrossReferences: Among Genie's impersonations are several characters from other Disney films, such as [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, and [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]].
* ContinuityNod:
** Several characters from the animated series appear in the crowd at Aladdin and Jasmine's final wedding: Sadira, Prince Uncouthma, King Mamoud and Captain Merc being the most visible at the very front of the crowd.
** One of the Forty Thieves looks like a member of Abis Mal's gang. It could be the same person.
* CurbStompBattle: Sa'luk fights all seven remaining thieves single-handedly and wipes the floor with them mid-song.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Subverted; even though Aladdin is sympathetic to Cassim wanting to support his wife and child, he calls him out for leaving in the first place.
* DarkerAndEdgier: With a truly despicable villain, very intense {{Fight Scene}}s, and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath easily one of the most disturbing deaths in a Disney movie]], ''King Of Thieves'' is much darker in tone than ''Return Of Jafar'', and arguably even darker than the first film at times. It also has very explicit commentary relating to organized crime, with surprisingly strong parallels to the modern western variety.
* DeathByMaterialism: The villain dies as a result of his own greed. [[spoiler:Cassim throws Sa'luk the Hand of Midas in the climax to protect Aladdin from him. Too late does Sa'luk realize that touching it will turn him too into gold.]]
* DigitalDestruction: All home video releases from 2005 onward have the top and bottom cropped off to horizontally fill a 16X9 TV (specifically, a 1.85:1 ratio on the 2005 DVD, which still has smaller black bars on top and bottom, and a 1.78:1 ratio on the 2016 Blu-ray and DVD, which don't have such bars).
* DisappearedDad: Cassim. Trends into DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou, as he left with the intention of securing a fortune for his wife and son. He refused to return empty-handed and by the time he did, he couldn't find his loved ones. He "disappeared" for good because as far as he knew, he had no family left. Even so, Aladdin calls him out for leaving in the first place.
* DisneyVillainDeath: At first, it seems played straight: Sa'Luk initially was knocked into the ocean by Aladdin from a high cliff from the hideout. However, it's subverted as it is later revealed that he actually survived. His actual cause of death later in the film is [[spoiler:being turned into a gold statue by the Hand of Midas.]] But ultimately played straight all the same: [[spoiler: said gold statue, a few seconds after the transformation is complete, falls from the platform Sa'Luk was standing and in into the sea]].
* ExactWords: The Oracle said Cassim was "trapped in the world of the Forty Thieves." Aladdin took that to mean he was their prisoner, but the truth was more figurative.
* EyebrowWaggle: Disney/{{Aladdin}} does one at Jasmine at the end of ''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'' when they fly off on the magic carpet to their honeymoon.
* FadeAroundTheEyes: Sa'luk does it at the end of his VillainSong, "Are You In or Out?" At the end of the song, a fiery background appears out of nowhere around his face, and when the fire goes out, everything goes black except for his eyes and teeth, which then fade away.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Thanks to Abu, several bad guys are chunked in the head by a chandelier.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Saluk gets transformed into pure gold by inadvertently touching the Hand of Midas, and sinks to the bottom of the treasure room.]]
* FiveSecondForeshadowing: When Sa'Luk gloats about finally having the Hand Of Midas, a small golden twinkle flashes on his left foot. Seconds later, [[spoiler: [[BodyHorror he's painfully transformed into a golden statue]]]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Cassim is explaining the story of The Hand of Midas to Aladdin, he shows him the proof of its existence; a ship which is resting in an underground lake within the lair, that had been touched by the Hand and turned to solid gold. Aladdin angrily points out that in being turned to gold by the Hand, the ship had been sunk. [[spoiler:During the climax, when Cassim realizes that his pursuit of the Hand wasn't worth leaving his family, he calls the spell on the Hand of Midas a curse and throws it to the sea. This causes it to strike the boat the remaining members of the 40 Thieves were on, leaving them to marvel as the boat turns to gold before their eyes... and then sinks from beneath them.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** If you meticulously pause "Welcome to the Forty Thieves" scene carefully, you can count precisely 39 thieves with Aladdin as the 40th. Makes sense after seeing his initiation required him to [[spoiler: kill one of the previous members.]]
** During the initiation fight, Sa'Luk slashes Aladdin's arm with his WolverineClaws. [[http://caps.pictures/199/6-aladdin-king-thieves/full/aladdin-king-disneyscreencaps.com-3605.jpg The next shot]] is cast in dark shadow as Aladdin is clutching his arm, with a dark spot resembling blood being seen where the injury was.
* GangInitiationFight: The thieves have a ceremony called The Challenge, where the applicant has to fight one of their members to the death and take their place. In order to save his son's life after he discovers their hideout, Cassim suggests Aladdin partake in it, prompting Sa'Luk to volunteer as his opponent.
* GrandFinale: Chronologically serves as the ending for the whole franchise, following the TV series. However, Aladdin would make a guest appearance on a crossover episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' series after the events of this film.
* HappilyMarried: At the end, Aladdin and Jasmine ''finally'' have a successful wedding. Iago joins Cassim in WalkingTheEarth because he doesn't want to be around for "newlywed lovey dovey" stuff.
* HeyCatch: In the climax Sa'luk threatens to kill Aladdin in front of Cassim if he doesn't hand over the Hand of Midas. Cassim throws the magical object in Sa'luk's direction, who catches it with his bare hands--and is immediately [[TakenForGranite turned into a gold statue]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Regardless of the fact that Aladdin is Cassim's son, Sa'luk quickly declares that Al is still an intruder. Though being Cassim's son no doubt makes him more determined.
-->'''Sa'Luk''': Blood or mud, the boy is an intruder, and we have rules about intruders. He has found our secret lair. He has seen too much. He must ''die''. (''turns to Abu and Iago'') They must ''ALL'' die!
-->'''Iago''': ''DIE?!'' He's your son! I'm his friend! CAST A VOTE FOR MERCY HERE!!
-->'''Sa'Luk''': Yes, Cassim, mercy would be so like you. Soft...and ''weak!''
* HonorBeforeReason: After breaking Cassim out of prison at Agrabah and getting discovered in the process, Aladdin has the chance to run away with Cassim. But reminded of his father abandoning him and refusing to put Jasmine through the same, he willingly returns to Agrabah, deciding to accept the consequences of his actions.
* HopeSpot: Sa'Luk tries to turn the remaining Seven Thieves against Cassim by claiming he betrayed them to the palace guards. The remaining thieves refuse to believe it because "the King of Thieves is loyal to the end". Then Sa'Luk beats them to a pulp and reminds them that before Cassim came along they were more ruthless. All the thieves remember they have fun being evil and violent, and plan a mutiny.
* IHaveNoSon: After Cassim and Aladdin's bitter falling out.
-->'''Cassim:''' I would never cut my men out the deal. They're my family, my only family.
* ImpactSilhouette: Inverted when the thieves start an elephant stampede at the wedding. Wreckage ensues, so Genie grows to giant size and braces his hands and feet against the ceiling to hold it up. Not long after that, the entire roof has collapsed except for a Genie-shaped overhang.
-->'''Genie:''' ''[looks at his silhouette]'' I guess there's really no point to this now.
* ImplacableMan: Sa'Luk is thrown off a cliff into the sea by Aladdin and attacked by big toothy sharks. ''He walks back to the shore, having knocked out the shark with his bare hands.''
* InfernalBackground: At the end of "[[VillainSong Are You In or Out?]]", flames appear behind Sa'luk and some of his minions, which leads to a FadeAroundTheEyes when the flames go out at the end of the song.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The Oracle is "bound by the rule of one; one question one answer" She knows everything and will answer one question to any person who asks. After, she will never answer another of their questions (Much to Iago's frustration).
-->'''Jasmine''': What were they after, the gifts?\\
'''Aladdin''': Not all the gifts. This is what the King of Thieves wanted. (''Holds up the mysterious scepter he wrestled from the King of Thieves during the chaos'')\\
'''Iago''': With all the other great stuff in here, why go for this thing?\\
(''Suddenly, a blinding light emerges from the staff and it floats out of Al's hand. A voice rings out as a visage of a woman appears in the air'')\\
'''Oracle''': Your question is mine to answer! The King of Thieves sought my sight to find the Ultimate Treasure.\\
'''Iago''': Did someone say "treasure?"\\
'''Aladdin''': Genie?\\
'''Genie''': Hmm...Looks like an Oracle.\\
'''Oracle''': I see all that has been, and all that will be. \\
'''Genie''': [[Film/RainMan Uh oh, uh oh, definitely an Oracle, tells the future, uh oh.]] (''back to normal'') Girlfriend, where were you registered?\\
'''Iago''': Okay, you know all, so tell all. Where is the treasure? You know, the ultimate one?\\
'''Oracle''': I am bound by the rule of one. One question, one answer.\\
'''Iago''' (''frustrated''): I only ''want'' one answer! WHERE IS THE ULTIMATE TREASURE?!\\
'''Oracle''': You have already asked your question.\\
'''Iago''': You mean before? Oh, uh, that wasn't a question! That was uh...thinking out loud!\\
'''Genie''' ''(grabbing Iago)'': ''VERY'' loud!
* JustifiedCriminal: The movie reveals Aladdin's father Cassim to have originally been one of these. When Aladdin was a young boy, Cassim left him and his mother behind in Agrabah, joining the Forty Thieves and pursuing the mythical Hand of Midas to ensure that his family could live in comfort. When Cassim returned several years later he discovered that his wife had died and Aladdin was nowhere to be found, leaving him with only his Kingship over a group of outlaws.
* JustJokingJustification: After Genie makes a crack about Aladdin not being essential to the wedding, he has to resort to one. The joke isn't even that bad, it goes:
-->'''Genie:''' ''[as [[Creator/MarxBrothers Chico Marx]]]'' Hey, that'sa no good! What this wedding needs is a theme!\\
'''Genie:''' ''[as Groucho Marx]'' Needs a groom too, but let's work with what we have!\\
'''Jasmine:''' Genie!\\
'''Genie:''' It's a joke! ''[deadpan]'' I ''do'' that...
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Jasmine decks one of the Forty Thieves will wearing her white and gold wedding dress.
* KnightOfCerebus: Sa'Luk may not have any supernatural powers like Jafar, but he is ''definitely'' almost as threatening. After surviving an apparent DisneyVillainDeath he ''kills a shark onscreen'' and the film takes a much darker turn when he sets his plot in motion. [[spoiler:His death is also nightmarish]].
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: At the end of TheTeaser, the Genie shoots some magic into the air while the music builds up, only for this trope to happen when the magic ends up creating a crappy neon Aladdin logo that disappointingly frizzles out. The Genie then turns to the audience and says, "Awwwwwww.... some of you don't believe." Cue the ''real'' title screen of the film.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Aladdin and Cassim quickly realize they have nothing in common, Cassim enjoying the life of a thief and Aladdin only doing it out of necessity and glad to be done with it. Their differing personalities cause their falling out.
* LimitedWardrobe: Finally averted, over the last few films and an entire TV show both Aladdin and Jasmine are shown in outfits other than "ratty street rat" clothes and the blue princess outfit. Aladdin appears in his first scene wearing clothing similar to his street rat design, though there are no torn patches and the coat is lined with gold fabric. For most of the film he wears more fashionable and regal clothing, and in fact [[FromDressToDressing tears off a sleeve]] to wrap the Hand of Midas so he wouldn't make direct contact.
* LongLostRelative: Aladdin and Cassim never really knew what happened to each other.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Aladdin to Cassim. The Oracle shows Aladdin what his father looks like and where to find him. Cassim is convinced by Aladdin carrying a weapon he once owned and left to his young son.
* MacGuffin: The Hand of Midas is the goal of the Forty Thieves. It is why they attacked the wedding and finding it informs the climax.
* MadEye: The KnifeNut thief's left eye is much larger than the right, and at least two of the other thieves are scared of him.
* TheMagicTouch: Anything touched by the hand of Midas turns to gold, but its bronze handle is safe. Cassim knew that and so he uses his cloak to catch it indirectly, which turned his cloak to gold. Sa'luk knew this too, [[spoiler: but he didn't realize he caught the hand by the gold part till it was too late.]]
* MetaphoricallyTrue: The Oracle told Aladdin that his father is "Trapped in the world of the Forty Thieves". But Cassim isn't a prisoner, he's their leader. What's keeping him there is his own greed.
* MidasTouch: The Hand of Midas can turn anything into gold. [[spoiler: It turns the villain into gold when Cassim tosses it to him. Cassim also sinks the ruins by turning them to gold, and he has to leave behind his turned-to-gold cape to escape.]]
* MoodWhiplash: The Genie, when confronting Cassim:
-->'''Genie:''' ''[dead serious]'' If you're Al's dad, ''and'' the King of Thieves, I just want to know one thing.\\
'''Cassim:''' Yeah?\\
'''Genie:''' ''[turning into a maître d']'' [[CallBack Will you be hav­ing the chicken or the sea bass?]]
* MotorMouth: '''''Genie''''' is talking a mile a minute in "There's A Party Here In Agrabah". He's voiced once again by Creator/RobinWilliams, natch.
* TheMourningAfter: It's shown that Cassim still deeply misses Aladdin's mother. No doubt he regrets not being there when she died.
* MythologyGag: Aladdin's father and King of the Forty Thieves is named Cassim after Ali Baba's doomed brother in the original story. "Ali Ababwa", Aladdin's alias from the original film, is Ali Baba's name with an extra "a" and "w" added in. Still in the original film, the lyric of "Friend Like Me" says "Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves".
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Cassim reveals that he added this to the code of the Forty Thieves after becoming their leader. Which displeases Sa'luk; he doesn't like this kind of "weakness".
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Sa'luk is presumed dead when Aladdin knocks him off a cliff in their duel. As soon as the Forty Thieves are done welcoming Al to the team, the movie cuts to Sa'luk surfacing and killing a shark as he makes his way ashore.
* NotSoDifferent: Aladdin and his father Cassim.
-->'''Cassim:''' You don't understand. You don't know what it's like to have nothing, to stare up at the palace and ''know'' you deserve more, to be called "street rat."\\
'''Aladdin:''' Yes, I do.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Despite being curbstomped by the Forty Thieves in their first fight, Rasoul and the Royal Guards proceed to storm their hideout and capture thirty-one of them with no casualties in Round 2. The battle itself is never shown.
* OpenSesame: Naturally comes up when the Forty Thieves return to their lair.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Aladdin turns out to have one of these in the third film, his dagger -- he thoughtfully mentions it just before it becomes plot relevant.
* OutOfFocus: Jasmine has very little to do in the movie, especially during the second act. Though this does make sense as the movie is mostly about Aladdin and his father.
* PapaWolf: Cassim is very protective of his son. While they have been separated for years, he still risks his life and tries everything in his power to keep Aladdin safe.
* ParentalBonus:
** Genie passes out FrothyMugsOfWater to everyone, but quickly takes back Carpet's, claiming, "Not you, you're the designated flyer."
** "I thought the earth wasn't supposed to move until the honeymoon!" This line was removed when aired on Disney Channel / [[NetworkDecay Disney XD]].
** Aladdin's [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/63e2161e19dc0e491ecefbe1935acb93/tumblr_n3kp6eJPYz1ra6id4o1_400.gif "Ooh, I'm gonna get some tonight!"]] expression right before he and Jasmine lay down on Carpet while kissing after departing their wedding. The scene does cut away from them after this too...*
* PartingTheSea: The Forty Thieves' lair is hidden in an offshore rock formation, with the magic words "OpenSesame" opening the entrance and creating a pathway through the bay to cross to it. When Aladdin and the others followed the thieves, Carpet had to race down the pathway as the bay was re-collapsing.
* PetTheDog: At the end when Aladdin and Jasmine finally marry, [[spoiler:Razoul]] catches the bouquet, indicating that [[spoiler:he's finally learning to accept the former Street Rat.]]
* {{Pun}}: Genie loves these.
-->"And your name is?"\\
"I'm [[Myth/NorseMythology Thor]]."\\
"You're ''Thor?"''\\
"Well it hurtth."
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The seven thieves who side with Sa'luk. A FatIdiot adept at weaponizing his own Kevlard, a Kung Fu Mongol warrior, a [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green-skinned]] rope charmer, a DualWielding KnifeNut, and a trio of acrobatic [[SingleMindedTwins triplets]].
** Sa'luk tricks Cassim's remaining followers into thinking that Cassim ratted them out to the royal guards.
* RealityEnsues: When Cassim shows Aladdin the boat turned to gold by the Hand of Midas, Aladdin points out that turning into solid gold caused the boat to sink, which happened later again with the boat carrying the remaining thieves. When Cassim turned the temple to gold, the increase in weight caused the turtle to dive much quicker than it would have.
** When Sa'Luk tries to persuade the remaining Forty Thieves that Cassim betrayed them to the Royal Guard, no one believes him, because he spent years acting as TheStarscream to Cassim, who was AFatherToHisMen. In the end, Sa'Luk has to gain their loyalty by beating them to a pulp and reminding them how effective they were as thieves before Cassim made them "soft". They might not be as loyal to him as they were to Cassim, but at least this method gets them following his lead.
* RecurringTraveller: The merchant from the first movie reappears at the end. Now he's selling tapestries of the newlywed royal couple.
* RedAlert: {{Parodied}} (of course)--Genie calls a Code Red when he finds out that the King of Thieves has just strolled onto castle grounds and brings in TheCavalry, but calls it off when Aladdin introduces the King of Thieves as his father.
* SaveTheVillain: Aladdin seems to try to save Sa'luk from falling off a cliff at the end of their duel to the death, but fails. Sa'luk proves to be NotQuiteDead and later returns to menace the protagonists further.
* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler: Sa'Luk accidentally grabs the Hand of Midas by the golden hand itself rather than the bronze handle, and is consequently turned into a gold statue.]]
* ShoutOut:
** A large chunk of the plot bears a striking resemblance to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Aladdin's father is even voiced by Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) doing a rather good Creator/SeanConnery impersonation.
** Creator/RobinWilliams goes nuts doing impersonations and shout outs. He starts off with [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]] ("In color!") and then goes through Creator/WoodyAllen, Carmen Miranda, Creator/MarxBrothers, Film/MrsDoubtfire, Franchise/{{Rocky}} (and ''Don King''), Franchise/{{Rambo}}, Creator/BobHope and Creator/BingCrosby, Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] (lampshaded when he says "Whoa, talk about having an out-of-movie experience!"), and ends the entire thing with MickeyMouse from ''Steamboat Willie''. And when he shows wedding dresses to Jasmine, he suggests Minnie Mouse, Disney/TheLittleMermaid and... [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit.]] He also shifted into [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Pluto]] to sniff out Cassim.
** After the attack on the wedding, Genie upgraded the palace security with [[Franchise/RoboCop ED-209]].
* SlippedTheRopes: Iago does this after he and Cassim had been captured by the Forty Thieves. It takes him time that Cassim has to stall for.
* StagParty: Genie tries to throw a bachelor party for Aladdin. The guy shapeshifts into a ''{{Gainaxing}} stripper'' and pops out of a cake, while snatching what's obviously supposed to be beer from the Carpet and calling him the "designated flyer".
* StandardHeroReward: After ''two sequels'' and an animated series, plus more heroics than one could count, Aladdin finally marries Jasmine.
* StealthPun: [[spoiler: Sa'Luk is changed into solid gold after touching the Hand Of Midas]]. You could say he's ''worth more dead than alive''.
* SteppingStoneSword: After {{Blade Brak|e}}ing down the cliff, Aladdin's knife remains embedded in the stone. Al wins the fight with Sa'luk by grabbing it and swinging, kicking Sa'luk into the ocean.
* StockSoundEffects: The sharks which Sa'luk fights and kills reuse some growling and snarling noises of the hyenas from ''Disney/TheLionKing''
* StoryBreakerPower: The Forty Thieves are formidable but are still normal humans, making them no match for Genie. During the attack on the wedding Genie was occupied [[AtlasPose trying to prevent the entire building from collapsing]], but once that was no longer an issue (the roof collapsed gradually until only [[ImpactSilhouette the outline of Genie's body was left]]) he got involved with the fight and quickly sent them running. Sa'luk even berates Cassim for not knowing they would be fighting a Genie. Similarly, in the climax on the TurtleIsland Genie was tasked with getting the turtle to sink faster, leaving the other characters to fight off what remained of the Forty Thieves.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Aladdin is horrified when he realizes why Cassim tossed the Hand of Midas to Saluk; [[spoiler:he sees Saluk's hands turning to gold from touching the magic with his bare hands, and visibly winces]].
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Sa'luk's fate is to be turned into solid gold!]]
* TaughtByExperience: During his second confrontation with Saluk, Aladdin makes sure to ambush him and knock out Saluk before the latter can retaliate.
* TemptingFate: "Without Jafar and all his malice. Everybody's happy!" "What could possibly go wrong?" Cut to the Forty Thieves' part of the song.
* ThatWasObjectionable: Done by the Genie during Aladdin's trial (over breaking his father and Iago out of prison).
-->'''Genie:''' I object, Your Honour. I object to that outrageous statement, [[BreakingTheFourthWall and I object to a tertiary character having any lines during my courtroom scene]]. ''(Hands him a suitcase and blasts him out of sight)'' Take this to a higher court, my good man!
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Sa'luk grabs a magical artifact that he unquestionably knows will turn to solid gold anything it touches. The result is a golden statue of Sa'luk.]]
* TryingNotToCry: Genie at the wedding. He fails miserably at it.
-->'''Genie:''' Itís allÖ so magical. Iím not gonna cry, Iím notÖ ''(promptly bursts into tears)''
* TurtleIsland: The Vanishing Isle, which holds the location of the Hand Of Midas, the treasure that Cassim has been looking for all his life, is on the back of a giant stone turtle. That's why it is never in the same place twice.
* UnpleasantParentReveal: Aladdin finds out that his missing dad who left years ago to find the Hand of Midas, is the King of Thieves. Cassim never could find it and was [[SunkCostFallacy too ashamed to return home empty handed]], until he finally returned and couldn't find his family (Aladdin's mother having died, leaving him to survive on the streets).
* VillainSong: "Are You In or Out?" and, to a lesser extent, "Welcome to the Forty Thieves" describe the rules of the villain's organization and describes their motivations.
* WeddingSmashers: The Forty Thieves crash Aladin and Jasmine's wedding in order to steal a wedding gift.
* WelcomingSong:
** In "There's A Party Here In Agrabah", the Genie welcomes people to the palace to witness the marriage ceremony of Aladdin and Jasmine.
** In "Welcome to the Forty Thieves", the forty thieves congratulate Aladdin on becoming their newest member after his father takes him to their hide-out.
* WeNeedADistraction: Twice. First, during the Forty Thieves' invasion of the wedding, Cassim instructs Sa'luk and the others to distract the guards, which they do. Later, during the battle of the Vanishing Isle, Aladdin says the trope name outright to Genie, who manages to get into the giant turtle's mouth and starts tickling it, making it shake and slowing Sa'luk and Cassim's progress.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear what became of the Oracle. It's last seen showing the way to the Vanishing Isle and just disappears afterwards. We can assume the staff used to summon it sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
* WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat: In the climax, Sa'Luk asks this to Aladdin before realizing that [[spoiler: he was foolishly holding the Hand of Midas by the hand itself.]]
* WolverineClaws: Sa'luk's WeaponOfChoice is a set of brass knuckles with fairly short, hooked blades.
* WrapItUp: This film ties up loose ends for the continuity of the Aladdin trilogy at large, but particularly the TV series.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: One of the Forty Thieves' rules is that if you manage to kill one of their members, you can take that member's place.
-->'''Cassim:''' You killed [[spoiler:Sa'luk]]. The Code of The Forty Thieves is very clear on this point... [[SophisticatedAsHell You're in.]]
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->[[{{Bookends}} Well, Salaam worthy friend,]]
->Come back soon! That's the end!
->[[AndTheAdventureContinues 'Til another Arabian night!]]

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''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'' is the final installment in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series, following on from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. It was originally released DirectToVideo on August 13, 1996.

Aladdin and Jasmine are finally about to get married. Everyone is overjoyed, but Aladdin is saddened by the fact that none of his family can be present, as his mother died when he was young and his father left the family. At the same time the gang of forty thieves is plotting to raid the ceremony and steal all the valuables. The thieves are fought off, after which the heroes discover that they were after a specific artifact containing an oracle spirit who will tell anyone the truth of a single question they ask her. Aladdin discovers that his father has long been trapped in the world of the forty thieves, and goes on a quest to find and rescue him.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion:
** In an attempt to cheer up Jasmine, Genie takes on the role of an [[Film/MrsDoubtfire elderly British nanny]].
** Initially, Cassim was supposed to be voiced by Creator/SeanConnery, in a film with similar themes to Connery's own ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' appearance, but was instead voiced by his co-star Creator/JohnRhysDavies.
** Sa'luk is [[spoiler: turned into a gold statue and frozen with both his hands raised in the air]]. This is similar to the typical pose that [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere]] is shown in, and both characters were voiced by Jerry Orbach.
* AesopAmnesia: Razoul, between this movie and the TV series. The series had several episodes that dealt with Razoul and Aladdin slowly overcoming their previous animosity and Razoul coming to accept the idea of Aladdin as the future Sultan, including "Mudder's Day", "The Return of Malcho" and "Destiny on Fire". This movie has Razoul back to hating Aladdin and resenting the idea of a street rat marrying the princess.
* AndThisIsFor: "''That'' was for ruining my wedding!" when Jasmine punches out one of the thieves.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: In the end Aladdin and Jasmine go off on their honeymoon while his father and Iago are seen RidingIntoTheSunset.
* AnimationBump: Particularly the opening and climax, which comes '''''very''''' close to rivaling the original in animation quality, and is several levels above that seen in ''The Return Of Jafar'' and the series.
* AntiVillain: Cassim, Aladdin's father and [[KingOfThieves King of the Forty Thieves.]] He has been stealing valuables for near on 20 years and obsessed with finding an ancient treasure, but he did it so he could provide for his wife and son. When he couldn't find his family anymore after returning, he became trapped in the criminal world as [[TrappedInVillainy he couldn't leave the gang without getting killed]] and it was all he had left. [[spoiler:He abandons his quest at the end and attends Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, albeit from the shadows.]]
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: One of the highlighted thieves in Cassim's band is a Mongol... ''who is also a master of kung fu!'' Obviously this isn't impossible, but there wasn't much room for hand-to-hand martial arts in military training under Genghis Khan and his successors, as you would expect from an army that did most of its fighting (even its swordplay) on horseback. Portraying the Mongol as an archer would have been more accurate, but long-range tactics don't seem to suit the Forty Thieves' style.
* AscendedFridgeHorror: In a FreezeFrameBonus, Aladdin gives his father a shocked look on seeing the BatmanGambit Cassim pulls to save Aladdin from Saluk; [[spoiler:tossing the Hand of Midas to Saluk, knowing that Saluk would catch it with his bare hands. Which means Aladdin figured out that Cassim willingly committed murder to save his son]].
* BadassCrew: The Forty Thieves. In the words of the palace guards, "They fight like demons!" "Worse than demons.....these are ''The Forty Thieves''!"
* BaitAndSwitchComment: This exchange when Genie learns Aladdin's father is the King of Thieves:
-->'''Genie:''' ''(Menacingly)'' If you're Al's dad, and the King of Thieves, then I just wanna know one thing.\\
'''Cassim:''' Yeah?\\
'''Genie:''' ''(Morphs into a french waiter)'' [[BrickJoke Will you be having the chicken or the sea bass?]]
* BadassBeard: Cassim, not that weird considering he is inspired by Sean Connery.
* BigBad: Cassim is in this role for the first part of the movie as the leader of the Forty Thieves, but after Aladdin introduces himself to his father he becomes more noble, and his authority is gradually usurped by Sa'luk who becomes the main bad guy.
* BigEntrance: The Thieves' arrival is heralded by a stampede.
* BittersweetEnding: Mostly in the sweet side. Aladdin and Jasmine are married. Iago leaves his friends in Agrabah to go with Cassim on adventures and Cassim (now freed from the Forty Thieves) now has a companion he can trust. The bitter part here is father-and-son aren't likely to see each other again, given how Cassim is a wanted fugitive in the city that his son is going to rule.
* BladeBrake: During his fight with Sa'luk, Aladdin is thrown over the side of a cliff, and uses his father's knife to coast to a small ledge. Sa'luk gives chase using his WolverineClaws.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Sa'luk is transformed, while screaming loudly, into a solid gold statue]].
* BookEnds: ''King of Thieves'' ends just like the first movie started, with the Peddler singing "Arabian Nights" (though a variant, not the original song).
* BrickJoke:
** "Will you be having the chicken or the sea bass?"
** Genie using Carpet as a tissue after TryingNotToCry (and failing at it) at the wedding. When Aladdin and Jasmine finally get married at the end, it looks like itís gonna happen again, only for Carpet to grab and handkerchief at the last second and hold it out to Genie.
** In reference to the first movie, Abu's got a sword to defend himself, but instead of running, he tosses it up to bring a chandelier down on some of the 40 thieves.
** Less joking, but during the wedding invasion, Sa'luk says that "Cassim said nothing about facing the powers of a genie!" before he leads the other thieves in escaping. Later, it's confirmed that Cassim didn't ''know'' about Genie, as he reacts with surprise when he finds out Aladdin knows one who was fixing up the palace for him.
* CaveMouth: Much like the Cave of Wonders from the original, there's a huge turtle whose mouth is like a cave.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: The's plot is Aladdin and his conflict with the Forty Thieves.
* ChekhovsGun: Cassim's NeverHurtAnInnocent creed ends up being used against him; Sa'Luk reminds the remaining thieves that, loyal or not, Cassim made them all "go soft" and they should return to their nasty roots.
* CompanyCrossReferences: Among Genie's impersonations are several characters from other Disney films, such as [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, and [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]].
* ContinuityNod:
** Several characters from the animated series appear in the crowd at Aladdin and Jasmine's final wedding: Sadira, Prince Uncouthma, King Mamoud and Captain Merc being the most visible at the very front of the crowd.
** One of the Forty Thieves looks like a member of Abis Mal's gang. It could be the same person.
* CurbStompBattle: Sa'luk fights all seven remaining thieves single-handedly and wipes the floor with them mid-song.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Subverted; even though Aladdin is sympathetic to Cassim wanting to support his wife and child, he calls him out for leaving in the first place.
* DarkerAndEdgier: With a truly despicable villain, very intense {{Fight Scene}}s, and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath easily one of the most disturbing deaths in a Disney movie]], ''King Of Thieves'' is much darker in tone than ''Return Of Jafar'', and arguably even darker than the first film at times. It also has very explicit commentary relating to organized crime, with surprisingly strong parallels to the modern western variety.
* DeathByMaterialism: The villain dies as a result of his own greed. [[spoiler:Cassim throws Sa'luk the Hand of Midas in the climax to protect Aladdin from him. Too late does Sa'luk realize that touching it will turn him too into gold.]]
* DigitalDestruction: All home video releases from 2005 onward have the top and bottom cropped off to horizontally fill a 16X9 TV (specifically, a 1.85:1 ratio on the 2005 DVD, which still has smaller black bars on top and bottom, and a 1.78:1 ratio on the 2016 Blu-ray and DVD, which don't have such bars).
* DisappearedDad: Cassim. Trends into DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou, as he left with the intention of securing a fortune for his wife and son. He refused to return empty-handed and by the time he did, he couldn't find his loved ones. He "disappeared" for good because as far as he knew, he had no family left. Even so, Aladdin calls him out for leaving in the first place.
* DisneyVillainDeath: At first, it seems played straight: Sa'Luk initially was knocked into the ocean by Aladdin from a high cliff from the hideout. However, it's subverted as it is later revealed that he actually survived. His actual cause of death later in the film is [[spoiler:being turned into a gold statue by the Hand of Midas.]] But ultimately played straight all the same: [[spoiler: said gold statue, a few seconds after the transformation is complete, falls from the platform Sa'Luk was standing and in into the sea]].
* ExactWords: The Oracle said Cassim was "trapped in the world of the Forty Thieves." Aladdin took that to mean he was their prisoner, but the truth was more figurative.
* EyebrowWaggle: Disney/{{Aladdin}} does one at Jasmine at the end of ''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'' when they fly off on the magic carpet to their honeymoon.
* FadeAroundTheEyes: Sa'luk does it at the end of his VillainSong, "Are You In or Out?" At the end of the song, a fiery background appears out of nowhere around his face, and when the fire goes out, everything goes black except for his eyes and teeth, which then fade away.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Thanks to Abu, several bad guys are chunked in the head by a chandelier.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Saluk gets transformed into pure gold by inadvertently touching the Hand of Midas, and sinks to the bottom of the treasure room.]]
* FiveSecondForeshadowing: When Sa'Luk gloats about finally having the Hand Of Midas, a small golden twinkle flashes on his left foot. Seconds later, [[spoiler: [[BodyHorror he's painfully transformed into a golden statue]]]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Cassim is explaining the story of The Hand of Midas to Aladdin, he shows him the proof of its existence; a ship which is resting in an underground lake within the lair, that had been touched by the Hand and turned to solid gold. Aladdin angrily points out that in being turned to gold by the Hand, the ship had been sunk. [[spoiler:During the climax, when Cassim realizes that his pursuit of the Hand wasn't worth leaving his family, he calls the spell on the Hand of Midas a curse and throws it to the sea. This causes it to strike the boat the remaining members of the 40 Thieves were on, leaving them to marvel as the boat turns to gold before their eyes... and then sinks from beneath them.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** If you meticulously pause "Welcome to the Forty Thieves" scene carefully, you can count precisely 39 thieves with Aladdin as the 40th. Makes sense after seeing his initiation required him to [[spoiler: kill one of the previous members.]]
** During the initiation fight, Sa'Luk slashes Aladdin's arm with his WolverineClaws. [[http://caps.pictures/199/6-aladdin-king-thieves/full/aladdin-king-disneyscreencaps.com-3605.jpg The next shot]] is cast in dark shadow as Aladdin is clutching his arm, with a dark spot resembling blood being seen where the injury was.
* GangInitiationFight: The thieves have a ceremony called The Challenge, where the applicant has to fight one of their members to the death and take their place. In order to save his son's life after he discovers their hideout, Cassim suggests Aladdin partake in it, prompting Sa'Luk to volunteer as his opponent.
* GrandFinale: Chronologically serves as the ending for the whole franchise, following the TV series. However, Aladdin would make a guest appearance on a crossover episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' series after the events of this film.
* HappilyMarried: At the end, Aladdin and Jasmine ''finally'' have a successful wedding. Iago joins Cassim in WalkingTheEarth because he doesn't want to be around for "newlywed lovey dovey" stuff.
* HeyCatch: In the climax Sa'luk threatens to kill Aladdin in front of Cassim if he doesn't hand over the Hand of Midas. Cassim throws the magical object in Sa'luk's direction, who catches it with his bare hands--and is immediately [[TakenForGranite turned into a gold statue]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Regardless of the fact that Aladdin is Cassim's son, Sa'luk quickly declares that Al is still an intruder. Though being Cassim's son no doubt makes him more determined.
-->'''Sa'Luk''': Blood or mud, the boy is an intruder, and we have rules about intruders. He has found our secret lair. He has seen too much. He must ''die''. (''turns to Abu and Iago'') They must ''ALL'' die!
-->'''Iago''': ''DIE?!'' He's your son! I'm his friend! CAST A VOTE FOR MERCY HERE!!
-->'''Sa'Luk''': Yes, Cassim, mercy would be so like you. Soft...and ''weak!''
* HonorBeforeReason: After breaking Cassim out of prison at Agrabah and getting discovered in the process, Aladdin has the chance to run away with Cassim. But reminded of his father abandoning him and refusing to put Jasmine through the same, he willingly returns to Agrabah, deciding to accept the consequences of his actions.
* HopeSpot: Sa'Luk tries to turn the remaining Seven Thieves against Cassim by claiming he betrayed them to the palace guards. The remaining thieves refuse to believe it because "the King of Thieves is loyal to the end". Then Sa'Luk beats them to a pulp and reminds them that before Cassim came along they were more ruthless. All the thieves remember they have fun being evil and violent, and plan a mutiny.
* IHaveNoSon: After Cassim and Aladdin's bitter falling out.
-->'''Cassim:''' I would never cut my men out the deal. They're my family, my only family.
* ImpactSilhouette: Inverted when the thieves start an elephant stampede at the wedding. Wreckage ensues, so Genie grows to giant size and braces his hands and feet against the ceiling to hold it up. Not long after that, the entire roof has collapsed except for a Genie-shaped overhang.
-->'''Genie:''' ''[looks at his silhouette]'' I guess there's really no point to this now.
* ImplacableMan: Sa'Luk is thrown off a cliff into the sea by Aladdin and attacked by big toothy sharks. ''He walks back to the shore, having knocked out the shark with his bare hands.''
* InfernalBackground: At the end of "[[VillainSong Are You In or Out?]]", flames appear behind Sa'luk and some of his minions, which leads to a FadeAroundTheEyes when the flames go out at the end of the song.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The Oracle is "bound by the rule of one; one question one answer" She knows everything and will answer one question to any person who asks. After, she will never answer another of their questions (Much to Iago's frustration).
-->'''Jasmine''': What were they after, the gifts?\\
'''Aladdin''': Not all the gifts. This is what the King of Thieves wanted. (''Holds up the mysterious scepter he wrestled from the King of Thieves during the chaos'')\\
'''Iago''': With all the other great stuff in here, why go for this thing?\\
(''Suddenly, a blinding light emerges from the staff and it floats out of Al's hand. A voice rings out as a visage of a woman appears in the air'')\\
'''Oracle''': Your question is mine to answer! The King of Thieves sought my sight to find the Ultimate Treasure.\\
'''Iago''': Did someone say "treasure?"\\
'''Aladdin''': Genie?\\
'''Genie''': Hmm...Looks like an Oracle.\\
'''Oracle''': I see all that has been, and all that will be. \\
'''Genie''': [[Film/RainMan Uh oh, uh oh, definitely an Oracle, tells the future, uh oh.]] (''back to normal'') Girlfriend, where were you registered?\\
'''Iago''': Okay, you know all, so tell all. Where is the treasure? You know, the ultimate one?\\
'''Oracle''': I am bound by the rule of one. One question, one answer.\\
'''Iago''' (''frustrated''): I only ''want'' one answer! WHERE IS THE ULTIMATE TREASURE?!\\
'''Oracle''': You have already asked your question.\\
'''Iago''': You mean before? Oh, uh, that wasn't a question! That was uh...thinking out loud!\\
'''Genie''' ''(grabbing Iago)'': ''VERY'' loud!
* JustifiedCriminal: The movie reveals Aladdin's father Cassim to have originally been one of these. When Aladdin was a young boy, Cassim left him and his mother behind in Agrabah, joining the Forty Thieves and pursuing the mythical Hand of Midas to ensure that his family could live in comfort. When Cassim returned several years later he discovered that his wife had died and Aladdin was nowhere to be found, leaving him with only his Kingship over a group of outlaws.
* JustJokingJustification: After Genie makes a crack about Aladdin not being essential to the wedding, he has to resort to one. The joke isn't even that bad, it goes:
-->'''Genie:''' ''[as [[Creator/MarxBrothers Chico Marx]]]'' Hey, that'sa no good! What this wedding needs is a theme!\\
'''Genie:''' ''[as Groucho Marx]'' Needs a groom too, but let's work with what we have!\\
'''Jasmine:''' Genie!\\
'''Genie:''' It's a joke! ''[deadpan]'' I ''do'' that...
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Jasmine decks one of the Forty Thieves will wearing her white and gold wedding dress.
* KnightOfCerebus: Sa'Luk may not have any supernatural powers like Jafar, but he is ''definitely'' almost as threatening. After surviving an apparent DisneyVillainDeath he ''kills a shark onscreen'' and the film takes a much darker turn when he sets his plot in motion. [[spoiler:His death is also nightmarish]].
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: At the end of TheTeaser, the Genie shoots some magic into the air while the music builds up, only for this trope to happen when the magic ends up creating a crappy neon Aladdin logo that disappointingly frizzles out. The Genie then turns to the audience and says, "Awwwwwww.... some of you don't believe." Cue the ''real'' title screen of the film.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Aladdin and Cassim quickly realize they have nothing in common, Cassim enjoying the life of a thief and Aladdin only doing it out of necessity and glad to be done with it. Their differing personalities cause their falling out.
* LimitedWardrobe: Finally averted, over the last few films and an entire TV show both Aladdin and Jasmine are shown in outfits other than "ratty street rat" clothes and the blue princess outfit. Aladdin appears in his first scene wearing clothing similar to his street rat design, though there are no torn patches and the coat is lined with gold fabric. For most of the film he wears more fashionable and regal clothing, and in fact [[FromDressToDressing tears off a sleeve]] to wrap the Hand of Midas so he wouldn't make direct contact.
* LongLostRelative: Aladdin and Cassim never really knew what happened to each other.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Aladdin to Cassim. The Oracle shows Aladdin what his father looks like and where to find him. Cassim is convinced by Aladdin carrying a weapon he once owned and left to his young son.
* MacGuffin: The Hand of Midas is the goal of the Forty Thieves. It is why they attacked the wedding and finding it informs the climax.
* MadEye: The KnifeNut thief's left eye is much larger than the right, and at least two of the other thieves are scared of him.
* TheMagicTouch: Anything touched by the hand of Midas turns to gold, but its bronze handle is safe. Cassim knew that and so he uses his cloak to catch it indirectly, which turned his cloak to gold. Sa'luk knew this too, [[spoiler: but he didn't realize he caught the hand by the gold part till it was too late.]]
* MetaphoricallyTrue: The Oracle told Aladdin that his father is "Trapped in the world of the Forty Thieves". But Cassim isn't a prisoner, he's their leader. What's keeping him there is his own greed.
* MidasTouch: The Hand of Midas can turn anything into gold. [[spoiler: It turns the villain into gold when Cassim tosses it to him. Cassim also sinks the ruins by turning them to gold, and he has to leave behind his turned-to-gold cape to escape.]]
* MoodWhiplash: The Genie, when confronting Cassim:
-->'''Genie:''' ''[dead serious]'' If you're Al's dad, ''and'' the King of Thieves, I just want to know one thing.\\
'''Cassim:''' Yeah?\\
'''Genie:''' ''[turning into a maître d']'' [[CallBack Will you be hav­ing the chicken or the sea bass?]]
* MotorMouth: '''''Genie''''' is talking a mile a minute in "There's A Party Here In Agrabah". He's voiced once again by Creator/RobinWilliams, natch.
* TheMourningAfter: It's shown that Cassim still deeply misses Aladdin's mother. No doubt he regrets not being there when she died.
* MythologyGag: Aladdin's father and King of the Forty Thieves is named Cassim after Ali Baba's doomed brother in the original story. "Ali Ababwa", Aladdin's alias from the original film, is Ali Baba's name with an extra "a" and "w" added in. Still in the original film, the lyric of "Friend Like Me" says "Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves".
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Cassim reveals that he added this to the code of the Forty Thieves after becoming their leader. Which displeases Sa'luk; he doesn't like this kind of "weakness".
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Sa'luk is presumed dead when Aladdin knocks him off a cliff in their duel. As soon as the Forty Thieves are done welcoming Al to the team, the movie cuts to Sa'luk surfacing and killing a shark as he makes his way ashore.
* NotSoDifferent: Aladdin and his father Cassim.
-->'''Cassim:''' You don't understand. You don't know what it's like to have nothing, to stare up at the palace and ''know'' you deserve more, to be called "street rat."\\
'''Aladdin:''' Yes, I do.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Despite being curbstomped by the Forty Thieves in their first fight, Rasoul and the Royal Guards proceed to storm their hideout and capture thirty-one of them with no casualties in Round 2. The battle itself is never shown.
* OpenSesame: Naturally comes up when the Forty Thieves return to their lair.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Aladdin turns out to have one of these in the third film, his dagger -- he thoughtfully mentions it just before it becomes plot relevant.
* OutOfFocus: Jasmine has very little to do in the movie, especially during the second act. Though this does make sense as the movie is mostly about Aladdin and his father.
* PapaWolf: Cassim is very protective of his son. While they have been separated for years, he still risks his life and tries everything in his power to keep Aladdin safe.
* ParentalBonus:
** Genie passes out FrothyMugsOfWater to everyone, but quickly takes back Carpet's, claiming, "Not you, you're the designated flyer."
** "I thought the earth wasn't supposed to move until the honeymoon!" This line was removed when aired on Disney Channel / [[NetworkDecay Disney XD]].
** Aladdin's [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/63e2161e19dc0e491ecefbe1935acb93/tumblr_n3kp6eJPYz1ra6id4o1_400.gif "Ooh, I'm gonna get some tonight!"]] expression right before he and Jasmine lay down on Carpet while kissing after departing their wedding. The scene does cut away from them after this too...*
* PartingTheSea: The Forty Thieves' lair is hidden in an offshore rock formation, with the magic words "OpenSesame" opening the entrance and creating a pathway through the bay to cross to it. When Aladdin and the others followed the thieves, Carpet had to race down the pathway as the bay was re-collapsing.
* PetTheDog: At the end when Aladdin and Jasmine finally marry, [[spoiler:Razoul]] catches the bouquet, indicating that [[spoiler:he's finally learning to accept the former Street Rat.]]
* {{Pun}}: Genie loves these.
-->"And your name is?"\\
"I'm [[Myth/NorseMythology Thor]]."\\
"You're ''Thor?"''\\
"Well it hurtth."
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The seven thieves who side with Sa'luk. A FatIdiot adept at weaponizing his own Kevlard, a Kung Fu Mongol warrior, a [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green-skinned]] rope charmer, a DualWielding KnifeNut, and a trio of acrobatic [[SingleMindedTwins triplets]].
** Sa'luk tricks Cassim's remaining followers into thinking that Cassim ratted them out to the royal guards.
* RealityEnsues: When Cassim shows Aladdin the boat turned to gold by the Hand of Midas, Aladdin points out that turning into solid gold caused the boat to sink, which happened later again with the boat carrying the remaining thieves. When Cassim turned the temple to gold, the increase in weight caused the turtle to dive much quicker than it would have.
** When Sa'Luk tries to persuade the remaining Forty Thieves that Cassim betrayed them to the Royal Guard, no one believes him, because he spent years acting as TheStarscream to Cassim, who was AFatherToHisMen. In the end, Sa'Luk has to gain their loyalty by beating them to a pulp and reminding them how effective they were as thieves before Cassim made them "soft". They might not be as loyal to him as they were to Cassim, but at least this method gets them following his lead.
* RecurringTraveller: The merchant from the first movie reappears at the end. Now he's selling tapestries of the newlywed royal couple.
* RedAlert: {{Parodied}} (of course)--Genie calls a Code Red when he finds out that the King of Thieves has just strolled onto castle grounds and brings in TheCavalry, but calls it off when Aladdin introduces the King of Thieves as his father.
* SaveTheVillain: Aladdin seems to try to save Sa'luk from falling off a cliff at the end of their duel to the death, but fails. Sa'luk proves to be NotQuiteDead and later returns to menace the protagonists further.
* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler: Sa'Luk accidentally grabs the Hand of Midas by the golden hand itself rather than the bronze handle, and is consequently turned into a gold statue.]]
* ShoutOut:
** A large chunk of the plot bears a striking resemblance to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Aladdin's father is even voiced by Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) doing a rather good Creator/SeanConnery impersonation.
** Creator/RobinWilliams goes nuts doing impersonations and shout outs. He starts off with [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]] ("In color!") and then goes through Creator/WoodyAllen, Carmen Miranda, Creator/MarxBrothers, Film/MrsDoubtfire, Franchise/{{Rocky}} (and ''Don King''), Franchise/{{Rambo}}, Creator/BobHope and Creator/BingCrosby, Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] (lampshaded when he says "Whoa, talk about having an out-of-movie experience!"), and ends the entire thing with MickeyMouse from ''Steamboat Willie''. And when he shows wedding dresses to Jasmine, he suggests Minnie Mouse, Disney/TheLittleMermaid and... [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit.]] He also shifted into [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Pluto]] to sniff out Cassim.
** After the attack on the wedding, Genie upgraded the palace security with [[Franchise/RoboCop ED-209]].
* SlippedTheRopes: Iago does this after he and Cassim had been captured by the Forty Thieves. It takes him time that Cassim has to stall for.
* StagParty: Genie tries to throw a bachelor party for Aladdin. The guy shapeshifts into a ''{{Gainaxing}} stripper'' and pops out of a cake, while snatching what's obviously supposed to be beer from the Carpet and calling him the "designated flyer".
* StandardHeroReward: After ''two sequels'' and an animated series, plus more heroics than one could count, Aladdin finally marries Jasmine.
* StealthPun: [[spoiler: Sa'Luk is changed into solid gold after touching the Hand Of Midas]]. You could say he's ''worth more dead than alive''.
* SteppingStoneSword: After {{Blade Brak|e}}ing down the cliff, Aladdin's knife remains embedded in the stone. Al wins the fight with Sa'luk by grabbing it and swinging, kicking Sa'luk into the ocean.
* StockSoundEffects: The sharks which Sa'luk fights and kills reuse some growling and snarling noises of the hyenas from ''Disney/TheLionKing''
* StoryBreakerPower: The Forty Thieves are formidable but are still normal humans, making them no match for Genie. During the attack on the wedding Genie was occupied [[AtlasPose trying to prevent the entire building from collapsing]], but once that was no longer an issue (the roof collapsed gradually until only [[ImpactSilhouette the outline of Genie's body was left]]) he got involved with the fight and quickly sent them running. Sa'luk even berates Cassim for not knowing they would be fighting a Genie. Similarly, in the climax on the TurtleIsland Genie was tasked with getting the turtle to sink faster, leaving the other characters to fight off what remained of the Forty Thieves.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Aladdin is horrified when he realizes why Cassim tossed the Hand of Midas to Saluk; [[spoiler:he sees Saluk's hands turning to gold from touching the magic with his bare hands, and visibly winces]].
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Sa'luk's fate is to be turned into solid gold!]]
* TaughtByExperience: During his second confrontation with Saluk, Aladdin makes sure to ambush him and knock out Saluk before the latter can retaliate.
* TemptingFate: "Without Jafar and all his malice. Everybody's happy!" "What could possibly go wrong?" Cut to the Forty Thieves' part of the song.
* ThatWasObjectionable: Done by the Genie during Aladdin's trial (over breaking his father and Iago out of prison).
-->'''Genie:''' I object, Your Honour. I object to that outrageous statement, [[BreakingTheFourthWall and I object to a tertiary character having any lines during my courtroom scene]]. ''(Hands him a suitcase and blasts him out of sight)'' Take this to a higher court, my good man!
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Sa'luk grabs a magical artifact that he unquestionably knows will turn to solid gold anything it touches. The result is a golden statue of Sa'luk.]]
* TryingNotToCry: Genie at the wedding. He fails miserably at it.
-->'''Genie:''' Itís allÖ so magical. Iím not gonna cry, Iím notÖ ''(promptly bursts into tears)''
* TurtleIsland: The Vanishing Isle, which holds the location of the Hand Of Midas, the treasure that Cassim has been looking for all his life, is on the back of a giant stone turtle. That's why it is never in the same place twice.
* UnpleasantParentReveal: Aladdin finds out that his missing dad who left years ago to find the Hand of Midas, is the King of Thieves. Cassim never could find it and was [[SunkCostFallacy too ashamed to return home empty handed]], until he finally returned and couldn't find his family (Aladdin's mother having died, leaving him to survive on the streets).
* VillainSong: "Are You In or Out?" and, to a lesser extent, "Welcome to the Forty Thieves" describe the rules of the villain's organization and describes their motivations.
* WeddingSmashers: The Forty Thieves crash Aladin and Jasmine's wedding in order to steal a wedding gift.
* WelcomingSong:
** In "There's A Party Here In Agrabah", the Genie welcomes people to the palace to witness the marriage ceremony of Aladdin and Jasmine.
** In "Welcome to the Forty Thieves", the forty thieves congratulate Aladdin on becoming their newest member after his father takes him to their hide-out.
* WeNeedADistraction: Twice. First, during the Forty Thieves' invasion of the wedding, Cassim instructs Sa'luk and the others to distract the guards, which they do. Later, during the battle of the Vanishing Isle, Aladdin says the trope name outright to Genie, who manages to get into the giant turtle's mouth and starts tickling it, making it shake and slowing Sa'luk and Cassim's progress.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear what became of the Oracle. It's last seen showing the way to the Vanishing Isle and just disappears afterwards. We can assume the staff used to summon it sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
* WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat: In the climax, Sa'Luk asks this to Aladdin before realizing that [[spoiler: he was foolishly holding the Hand of Midas by the hand itself.]]
* WolverineClaws: Sa'luk's WeaponOfChoice is a set of brass knuckles with fairly short, hooked blades.
* WrapItUp: This film ties up loose ends for the continuity of the Aladdin trilogy at large, but particularly the TV series.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: One of the Forty Thieves' rules is that if you manage to kill one of their members, you can take that member's place.
-->'''Cassim:''' You killed [[spoiler:Sa'luk]]. The Code of The Forty Thieves is very clear on this point... [[SophisticatedAsHell You're in.]]
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->[[{{Bookends}} Well, Salaam worthy friend,]]
->Come back soon! That's the end!
->[[AndTheAdventureContinues 'Til another Arabian night!]]
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** Aladdin's [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/63e2161e19dc0e491ecefbe1935acb93/tumblr_n3kp6eJPYz1ra6id4o1_400.gif "Ooh, I'm gonna get some tonight!"]] expression right before he and Jasmine lay down on Carpet while kissing after departing their wedding. The scene does cut away from them after this too...

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** Aladdin's [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/63e2161e19dc0e491ecefbe1935acb93/tumblr_n3kp6eJPYz1ra6id4o1_400.gif "Ooh, I'm gonna get some tonight!"]] expression right before he and Jasmine lay down on Carpet while kissing after departing their wedding. The scene does cut away from them after this too...*
* PartingTheSea: The Forty Thieves' lair is hidden in an offshore rock formation, with the magic words "OpenSesame" opening the entrance and creating a pathway through the bay to cross to it. When Aladdin and the others followed the thieves, Carpet had to race down the pathway as the bay was re-collapsing.


* TheCameo: Though the creators did not want the main story to hav connection with [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries the animated series,]] they still snuck in two major characters from it: during the final wedding, you can see Prince Uncouthma and Merc smiling at Aladdin and Jasmine as they walk done the aisle.


* BittersweetEnding: Aladdin and Jasmine are married. Iago leaves his friends in Agrabah to go with Cassim on adventures and Cassim (now freed from the Forty Thieves) now has a companion he can trust. The bitter part here is father-and-son aren't likely to see each other again, given how Cassim is a wanted fugitive in the city that his son is going to rule.

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* BittersweetEnding: Mostly in the sweet side. Aladdin and Jasmine are married. Iago leaves his friends in Agrabah to go with Cassim on adventures and Cassim (now freed from the Forty Thieves) now has a companion he can trust. The bitter part here is father-and-son aren't likely to see each other again, given how Cassim is a wanted fugitive in the city that his son is going to rule.



* TheCameo: Though the creators did not want the main story to hav connection with [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries the animated series,]] they still snuck in two major characters from it: during the final wedding, you can see Prince Uncouthma and Merc smiling at Aladdin and Jasmine as they walk done the aisle.



* OutOfFocus: Jasmine has very little to do in the movie, especially during the second act, as the movie is mostly about Aladdin and his father.

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* OutOfFocus: Jasmine has very little to do in the movie, especially during the second act, act. Though this does make sense as the movie is mostly about Aladdin and his father.


* MythologyGag: Aladdin's father and King of the Forty Thieves is named Cassim after Ali Baba's doomed brother in the original story. "Ali Ababwa", Aladdin's alias from the original film, is Ali Baba's name with an extra "a" and "w" added in.

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* MythologyGag: Aladdin's father and King of the Forty Thieves is named Cassim after Ali Baba's doomed brother in the original story. "Ali Ababwa", Aladdin's alias from the original film, is Ali Baba's name with an extra "a" and "w" added in. Still in the original film, the lyric of "Friend Like Me" says "Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves".

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* CompanyCrossReferences: Among Genie's impersonations are several characters from other Disney films, such as [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, and [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]].


* GenerationXerox: Visually, Cassim really is nothing more than an older version of Aladdin with a beard.


* SlippedTheRopes: Iago does this after he and Cassim has been captured by the Forty Thieves. It takes him time that Cassim that has to stall for.

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* SlippedTheRopes: Iago does this after he and Cassim has had been captured by the Forty Thieves. It takes him time that Cassim that has to stall for.


* MythologyGag: Aladdin's father and king of the Forty Thieves is named Cassim, after Ali Baba's doomed brother in the original story. "Ali Ababwa", Aladdin's alias from the original film is Ali Baba's name with an extra "a" and "w" added in.

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* MythologyGag: Aladdin's father and king King of the Forty Thieves is named Cassim, Cassim after Ali Baba's doomed brother in the original story. "Ali Ababwa", Aladdin's alias from the original film film, is Ali Baba's name with an extra "a" and "w" added in.



** Saluk tricks Cassim's remaining followers into thinking that Cassim ratted them out to the royal guards.
* RealityEnsues: When Cssim shows Aladdin the boat turned to gold by the hand of Midas, Aladdin points out that turning into solid gold caused the boat to sink, which happened later again with the boat carrying the remaining thieves. When Cassim turned the temple to gold, the increase in weight caused the turtle to dive much quicker than it would have.
** When Sa'Luk tries to persuade the remaining Forty Thieves that Cassim betrayed them to the Royal Guard, no one belives him because he spent years acting as TheStarscream to Cassim, who was AFatherToHisMen. In the end, Sa'Luk has to gain their loyalty by beating them to a bulb and reminding them how effective they were as thieves before Cassim made them "soft". They might not be as loyal to him as they were to Cassim, but at least this method gets them following his lead.
* RecurringTraveller: The merchant from the first movie reappears at the end. Now he's selling tapestries of the newly wed royal couple.

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** Saluk Sa'luk tricks Cassim's remaining followers into thinking that Cassim ratted them out to the royal guards.
* RealityEnsues: When Cssim Cassim shows Aladdin the boat turned to gold by the hand Hand of Midas, Aladdin points out that turning into solid gold caused the boat to sink, which happened later again with the boat carrying the remaining thieves. When Cassim turned the temple to gold, the increase in weight caused the turtle to dive much quicker than it would have.
** When Sa'Luk tries to persuade the remaining Forty Thieves that Cassim betrayed them to the Royal Guard, no one belives him believes him, because he spent years acting as TheStarscream to Cassim, who was AFatherToHisMen. In the end, Sa'Luk has to gain their loyalty by beating them to a bulb pulp and reminding them how effective they were as thieves before Cassim made them "soft". They might not be as loyal to him as they were to Cassim, but at least this method gets them following his lead.
* RecurringTraveller: The merchant from the first movie reappears at the end. Now he's selling tapestries of the newly wed newlywed royal couple.


* MidasTouch: The Hand of Midas can turn anything into gold. [[spoiler: It turns the villain into gold when Aladdin tosses it to him. Aladdin's father sinks the ruins by turning it to gold, and he has to leave behind his turned-to-gold cape to escape.]]

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* MidasTouch: The Hand of Midas can turn anything into gold. [[spoiler: It turns the villain into gold when Aladdin Cassim tosses it to him. Aladdin's father Cassim also sinks the ruins by turning it them to gold, and he has to leave behind his turned-to-gold cape to escape.]]

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